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I think it's important to realise that a lot of things that may seem trivial or stupid to you (the older party) are going to be a big deal for your younger other half.You have been there and experienced those things, you've learned that there are bigger fish to fry, but they will be experiencing it for the first time and it will have greater significance to them.The important thing is that you can share in that positively with them and not patronise them or lessen the experience.My friend gets exasperated with his girlfriend because she gets excited over random stuff that means so little to him now.
Met her on an online site, and she asked for my number because she enjoyed talking to me? FML, the one girl that enjoys me is too young)EDIT: I'm not so much worried about the legality (it's 16 where I am)... I wouldn't be so much worried about the legal thing. She may appear to be mature for her age, but the devil is in the details. It definitely won't seem like a lot in the long run. Make sure you know this girl well before you take any unnecessary steps.You're probably gonna get some grief for that. The practical difference between 17 and 21 may not be much because 18 is an arbitrary number...but her parents and teachers and all may not feel that way.It's not that I think that people who have graduated high school are inherently more mature or some switch gets flipped...
it's that when high school is over, (historically) people leave home. I'm 21 as well, and here's my thoughts: I'm gonna be bored out of my mind talking to a seventeen year old.
What do you think are signs of maturity for someone around that age?